The New York Yankees' bullpen allowed 12 runs over the final four innings after RHP Michael Pineda left the game after a 44-minute rain delay in a 12-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Adam Warren and Chasen Shreve combined to allow eight runs in the eighth inning that turned a 6-4 lead into a six-run deficit.
Pineda threw just 68 pitches in five scoreless innings, but manager Joe Girardi opted to go to the bullpen after rain stopped the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.
"We don't have control for the rain, you know? I felt really good tonight," Pineda said, according to MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm and Nick Suss. "I threw the ball good in the first five innings. I really wanted to keep pitching, but we don't have control."
Girardi brought in Anthony Swarzak, who surrendered back-to-back home runs to Troy Tulowitzki and Russell Martin in a four-run sixth inning to draw the Blue Jays within four.
"It was unfortunate because Michael was really good," Girardi said, according to Newsday's Anthony Rieber. "Gosh, I would have loved to send him out there, but with what he went through with that shoulder, we just felt that we couldn't do it. It was frustrating. I was hoping it would be a quicker rain delay. ... It's risky for him and it's not a risk that we want to take. He's important to us."
Warren (1-1) allowed a game-tying two-run home run to Edwin Encarnacion and a go-ahead two-run home run to Martin that made it 8-6.
Shreve allowed all five batters he faced to reach base on a hit batter, two singles and two walks -- one of which a bases-loaded walk to Josh Donaldson that made it 10-6.
"It was unfortunate tonight that it all kind of happens at once," Swarzak said. "It looks terrible and it ruins a great start by Pineda. When guys throw up six runs, it's 6-0 going into the sixth inning, there's no doubt you should win that ballgame. That's not the way it worked out tonight."